Vision Zero Cities 2018 Conference to Convene Traffic Safety Experts in New York City

Officials from across the nation and around the world will meet at Columbia University’s Lerner Hall in November to share best practices for preventing traffic deaths and injuries
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New York, NY — Transportation Alternatives’ fourth Vision Zero Cities conference will take place November 7-8, 2018 at Lerner Hall (Columbia University), bringing together leading traffic safety experts, advocates, elected officials and members of the public to share ideas about Vision Zero, the policy initiative to eliminate traffic deaths and serious injuries.

Keynote speakers will include Janette Sadik-Khan, principal at Bloomberg Associates and former New York City transportation commissioner, as well as Vishaan Chakrabarti, founder of Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) and associate professor of practice at Columbia University.

Day one of the Vision Zero Cities 2018 conference will include keynote speakers, breakout sessions, and a networking reception. Day two will be filled with workshops and site visits, as well as a closing cocktail reception. In conjunction with the conference, Transportation Alternatives will publish a third edition of the Vision Zero Cities Journal.

WHAT: Vision Zero Cities 2018 conference

WHEN: November 7-8, 2018

WHERE: Alfred Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway, Columbia University, New York, NY

WHO: Former NYC DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan, architect and professor Vishaan Chakrabarti, and local, national and global transportation experts and advocates

Vision Zero Cities 2018 registration will open this summer. Further details will be available at

About Vision Zero

Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has proved successful across Europe — and now it’s gaining momentum in major American cities.

About Transportation Alternatives

Transportation Alternatives’ mission is to reclaim New York City's streets from the automobile and to advocate for better bicycling, walking and public transit. With over 140,000 active supporters and a committee of activists working locally in every borough, TransAlt fights for the installation of infrastructure improvements that reduce speeding and traffic crashes, save lives and improve everyday transportation for all New Yorkers.

This event is not affiliated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by Columbia University.